Tabriz is located in the north west of Iran . Indeed, it was once Iran ‘s capital backbone during the Safron period (AD 1502-1736). The town has a long history and once housed many historical monuments. Unfortunately, repeated invasions and natural disasters destroyed many of these treasures.
Tabriz is also the first, or last, major city you will pass through coming from or going to Turkey on the overland route. The city gives the feeling that it is not set up for mass tourism. Which in itself can be a relief, but there is actually quite a bit to see if you interested.